Is Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i, and Nova 5 Pro Waterproof device?

Huawei has launched three different smartphones this year. The latest Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5I and Nova 5 Pro are the latest offerings by the company. These devices are flagship devices and priced roughly around 30,000 INR to 40,000 INR. At this price range, customers want to know whether these devices come with waterproof certifications or not. To find that, today we will perform a waterproof test on all these devices.

Is Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i, and Nova 5 Pro Waterproof device?

Is Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i, and Nova 5 Pro Waterproof device?

In order to sustain a smartphone underwater, it must be waterproof. A waterproof device always comes with an official IP67 or IP68 waterproof certification. These IP ratings are an international standard which is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of modern smartphones. These IP ratings are presented in the form of IP followed by two numbers.

While looking at the official specs list of all the devices, we can’t find any official IP rating for them. This means that these devices don’t come with waterproof protection. However, despite that, these devices might be splashproof and dustproof. So we will conduct a waterproof test to find out a clear result.

Huawei Nova 5 Waterproof test

Huawei Nova 5 Waterproof test

It’s not a doubt that the new Huawei Nova 5 doesn’t come with an IP rating. However, that doesn’t mean its not waterproof. Here we will conduct a simple Huawei Nova 5 waterproof test to find out the truth. But before that, have a look at device specification.

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Device Name Huawei Nova 5
Screen  6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2
Processor Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
RAM/ROM 6 GB | 128 GB
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Primary Camera 48 MP, PDAF
IP67/68 waterproof ratings none

Huawei Nova 5 Waterproof test Results:

After the Nova 5 waterproof test, we have come to the conclusion that the device is not waterproof or splashproof. Because of the pop-up camera mechanism, this device is not dustproof as well.

Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test Dustproof Test
Camera doesn’t work doesn’t work dust in camera
Screen flickers doesn’t works works
Speaker works works dust in speaker

Huawei Nova 5I Waterproof test

Huawei Nova 5I Waterproof test

Huawei Nova 5I comes with a small display but with a powerful chipset. Also, it doesn’t have a popup camera so it might be waterproof. We will conduct Huawei Nova 5I waterproof test to find out the result. But before that, have a look at device specifications.

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Device Name Huawei Nova 5I
Screen  5.84 inches, 5.84, 84.4 cm2
Processor Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
RAM/ROM 4 GB | 128 GB
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3900 mAh battery
Primary Camera 24 MP, PDAF
IP67/68 waterproof ratings none

Huawei Nova 5I Waterproof test Results

Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test Dustproof Test
Camera doesn’t work works no dust in the camera
Screen flickers doesn’t works works
Speaker distorted sound works no dust in speaker

After the Nova 5I waterproof test, we have come to the conclusion that the device is not waterproof or splashproof. However, the device seems to be dustproof as no damage was recorded during the dustproof test.

Huawei Nova 5 Pro Waterproof test

Huawei Nova 5 Pro Waterproof test

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The Pro version comes with upgraded specs and a beautiful design. This also means that the new Nova 5 Pro might come with a waterproof body. Well, let’s check that out in out Huawei Nova 5 Pro waterproof test. But before that, have a look at device specifications.

Device Name Huawei Nova 5 Pro
Screen  6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2
Processor Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
RAM/ROM 8 GB | 128 GB
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Primary Camera 48 MP, PDAF
IP67/68 waterproof ratings none

Huawei Nova 5 Pro Waterproof test Results

Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test Dustproof Test
Camera doesn’t work works no dust in the camera
Screen screen dead flickers works
Speaker works works no dust in speaker

After the Nova 5 Pro waterproof test, we have come to the conclusion that the device is not waterproof or splashproof. However, the device seems to be dustproof as no damage was recorded during the dustproof test.

warning

These tests above are purely based on individual/team observation. These tests will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. We recommend users not to try this test at home, as it might damage your device. GetDroidTips do not take responsibility for the authenticity of these results.

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What to do if your device is not waterproof?

Since your device is not waterproof, we advise you to take proper care of your device. You can follow these steps to do so:

  • Not to take underwater photos with the device
  • Don’t make or receive calls in rain or while taking a shower
  • Not to take underwater selfies etc.
  • Do not drink coffee, soft drink or alcohol when you’re using your device.

In case your device gets water damage, keep the device in a box full of rice for 1 hour and check with the nearest service center.

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